103358 – Research Fellow

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The Organization

The Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.

The Alliance works with local, national, and multinational partners across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.


Background of the position

The position’s objective is to oversee the implementation of three ongoing projects (Agroecological Regenerative Cocoa, Peru-HUB, Agroecological TRANSITIONS Inclusive Digital Tools, and BIOTRAILS) in LAC primarily, and supporting the development of the corporation’s market segment storyline for the ImpactSF hub at a global scale.

Key duties & responsibilities


  • Lead the coordination and implementation of activities to guarantee successful toward project planned outputs and outcomes
  • Supervise and manage project staff and external short-term consultants, lead the project team in both administrative and technical issues.
  • Undertake day to day management of the project, including smooth project implementation, efficient use of resources
  • Manage the project budget internally.
  • Organize and attend project team meetings for planning and alignment purposes.
  • Perform filed visits to supervise project implementation activities.
  • Prepare work plans, produce timely reports – financial and progress reports – as required by the donor.
  • Support the application of research methodologies and coordinate stakeholder workshops for data collection in the Peru case study for the BIOTRAILS project.
  • Provide feedback on staff supervision and evaluation.



Required qualifications and experience
  • Masters or PhD level education in economics, sustainable development, and or finance.
  • More than 5 years of experience in agriculture-related market assessment and value chain analysis is desired.
  • Experience in carrying out financial analyses for the development of investment instruments for sustainable development.
  • Knowledge of sustainable funding mechanisms and incentives including the development of carbon projects, Payment for Ecosystem Services, and sustainable labeling and certifications, across agricultural value chains, from production to consumption, is desired.
  • Experience in supervision of teams
  • Project management and coordination skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experienced in working with multicultural and multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Have initiative and capable of working independently as well as in team environments.
  • Competency in personal organization, priority setting, and managing multiple tasks.

Terms of employment

This is an internationally recruited position based in the United States. The initial contract will be for one year subject to a probation period of six months and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.

This position is graded at BG08 level, on a scale of BG01 to BG14 (BG14 being the highest level according to the Alliance job classification framework policy). We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including but not limited to insurance, retirement plan, staff training and development, paid time off and flexible working arrangements.

The Alliance Bioversity-CIAT is committed to fair, safe, and inclusive workplaces. We believe that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability statuses, sexual orientations, marital status, and gender identities. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applicants are invited to visit https://alliancebioversityciat.org/careers to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number 103358:  Research Fellow as the position applied for. Application and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name and first name for ease of sorting.

Applications closing date: 3rd June 2024


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We invite you to learn more about us at: http://alliancebioversityciat.org


Florida, United States
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